Bendigo Showgrounds
74 Holmes Rd, North Bendigo VIC 3550


The event is sanctioned by the Australasian Barbecue Alliance and the Steak Cook-off Association.

Event Timetable

Friday 15th March 2024
2pm – 7pm: Bump-in 
* Camping is allowed on site for Friday evening, but please note the area is under construction and safety vests must be worn until gates open.

Saturday 16th March 2024 – SCA
8am-9.30am: Bump-in (cars offsite by 9.30am SHARP)
10am: Team Briefing – Main Hall
*All team members must attend – All cars off-site!
10am-12noon – Team site Inspections
10.30am – Cooking Starts SCA
11am – Gates open to the public
12noon – Cooking Starts ABA
12-12.15pm – Hot Dog *Must use Gotzinger supplied dogs
1-1.15pm – Burger 
2-2.15pm – Wings
3-3.15pm – Bacon
4-4.30pm – Steak
5-5.15pm – Chef’s Choice *Must use Street BBQ Rubs in the dish

7pm – Awards
* Only competitors are allowed on site overnight. Camper Vans and Motor Homes are welcome. All accomodation must be within your allocated site.

Sunday 17th March 2024 – ABA
10am – Gates open to the public
11am – Hand in – Chicken
12pm – Hand in – Pork Ribs
1pm – Hand in – Pork
2pm – Hand in – Lamb
3pm – Hand in – Brisket
6pm – Winners announcements
8pm – Gates Close
8pm – 9pm – Bump out
* Camping is allowed on site for Sunday evening.

Monday 18th March 2023
8am -10am – Teams Bump out – Saftey vests must be worn at Bump-out. No children on site.

Cost of Entry

$375 – Max 4 people for entry into all ABA categories.
Includes 4 x 2-day tickets, Power and Camping on-site from Friday to Monday – Site size is 10x10m – Any additional family members, or camping requirements must be purchased separately though the website.

$175 – Entry
 for all SCA categories
All SCA entries must cook out of an existing ABA Site unless agreed with the promoter.

Refunds are not available less than 60 days from the event.

Cash AND Prizes

Heat Beads Australian Barbecue Wars
Grand Champion – $3,000 Cash + Prizes + Trophy
Reserve GC – $1,000 Cash + Prizes + Trophy
All Categories – Winner  – $750 Cash + Trophy
2nd – $450 + Trophy – 3rd $200 + Trophy
Total Cash and Prize Pool – Over $10,000

Street BBQ King of the Grill
Hot Dog – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Burger – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Wings – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Bacon – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Steak – 1st $1,000, 2nd $500, 3rd $200 + Trophies 
Chefs Choice – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies

Total Cash and Prize Pool – Over $6,000


STEAK *Steaks will be supplied at the Team Briefings each day
HOT DOG *Must use Gotzinger supplied dogs
CHEFS CHOICE *Must use Street BBQ Rubs.

SCA RULES www.steakcookoffs.com/SCA-Rules

• PORK 2
Definitions at www.ausbbq.com.au/abarules/


• Team sites are roughly 8x8m.
• Camper Vans and Motor Homes are welcome. All accomodation must be within your allocated site.
 Each entry receives 4 x 2-day passes to the event and camping for 4 people.
• Limited vehicle movements during the event days. 
 Teams must have safety vests and closed toe shoes on during bump in/out. No children during these times.
 No teams are allowed to sell food or product at their cooking area.
 All associated electrical equipment must have a current test tag.
 Team sponsor advertising is allowed provided not deemed excessive by the event co-ordinator. All banners to be within your allocated space, not including the fence. No signs above 2.4m.
 During opening hours the event is a licensed venue. No outside Alcohol is allowed during these hours.
 A wash-up station and ash bin will be provided. Showers and toilet will be available in the camping areas of the Festival.

Terms of Entry

By entering the Contest, each entrant forever and irrevocably releases and holds harmless the event organisers, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective agents, advertising and promotion agencies, Contest partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates, and agents from and against all claims, damages, or liabilities arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from (a) entrant’s participation in the Contest, or Contest related activities or events, (b) entrant’s Submission, (c) entrant’s representations and agreements in these Official Rules, and (d) entrant’s award, receipt, or use of any prize awarded in the Contest. The event organisers and the ABA reserve the right, at their own sole discretion, to terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest at any time.

Terms of Entry

For full Rules, Terms and Food safety guidelines please visit www.ausbbq.com.au/abarules/